Publications in: “22/06/2018”

New way of preventing malaria

Ivermectin is capable of killing insects in small concentrations, attainable in blood after oral ingestion. In Australia the use of ivermectin in bovidae as vermifugue led to ecological problems due to massive death of beetles that fed on cattle feces. The paper showed clearly that ivermectin with artemisin and piperaquine –  the two last drugs with no activity against mosquitoes-, in doses higher than the usual for ivermectin  (600 micrograms/k), increased the mortality of human-biting anopheles. No collateral effects were seen […]